Readings & Workshops Blog

Mike Sonksen: Poetry Meets Activism

Read more from Readings & Workshops Blog

Posted 12.5.11 by RW Blogger

P&W-supported spoken-word artist Mike Sonksen, author of I am Alive in Los Angeles, blogs about poetry and activism.

More

New Orleans Stories: Lee Meitzen Grue Helps Emerging Writers Tell Their Own

Read more from Readings & Workshops Blog

Posted 12.2.11 by RW Blogger

In October, the Alvar Library in New Orleans hosted a fiction workshop with P&W-supported writer Lee Meitzen Grue. Branch Manager Mary Ann Marx reports.

More

Kelly Harris On Pinkie Gordon Lane

Read more from Readings & Workshops Blog

Posted 11.28.11 by RW Blogger

P&W-supported poet/activist Kelly Harris, founder of GAP: Girls. Achieving. Possibilities., an empowerment program for African American girls, blogs about Pinkie Gordon Lane's legacy.

I know New Orleans has been the focus of this month-long blog, but I want to speak the name of an important poet who lived about 90 miles from the Big Easy.

More

Kelly Harris Hearts New Orleans

Read more from Readings & Workshops Blog

Posted 11.21.11 by RW Blogger

P&W-supported poet/activist Kelly Harris, community outreach chair for the New Orleans chapter of the Women's National Book Association, blogs about her love for New Orleans.

Before moving to New Orleans for love in 2008, I was a writer who required complete silence to write. Often I'd find a corner of a library, pull my hoody over my head, and dig in. Sometimes I'd plug my ears with headphones without any music. I know, I know, weird, but I needed to tell myself (and show everyone around me) I was occupied.

More

Sandra Beasley's Sense of Humor

Read more from Readings & Workshops Blog

Posted 11.18.11 by RW Blogger

Sandra Beasley is the author of the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life and the poetry collections I Was the Jukebox and Theories of Falling. She received the 2008 Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award for poetry and lives in Washington, D.C., where she's also been a P&W-supported writer.

More

Kelly Harris Turns the Page on Katrina

Read more from Readings & Workshops Blog

Posted 11.14.11 by RW Blogger

P&W-supported poet/activist Kelly Harris, founder of The Literary Lab, a small business that promotes local writers, and member of Melanted Writers NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana), a year-old workshop for writers of color, blogs about the post-Katrina literary happenings in New Orleans.

More

Ann Lynn's Safe Space for Women Veterans

Read more from Readings & Workshops Blog

Posted 11.11.11 by RW Blogger

P&W-supported poet Ann Lynn, author of the chapbook In the Butterfly House, published by Finishing Line Press, blogs about facilitating writing workshops with women veterans in Atlanta, GA.

More

Kelly Harris, Daughter of Domestics

Read more from Readings & Workshops Blog

Posted 11.7.11 by RW Blogger

P&W-supported poet/activist Kelly Harris, founder of Poems & Pink Ribbons, a poetry workshop for breast cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones, blogs about Daughters of Domestics, a poetry reading she initiated and participated in in New Orleans.

More

For Beau Sia, Inspiration Works Both Ways

Read more from Readings & Workshops Blog

Posted 11.3.11 by RW Blogger

The Inspired Word, a twice-weekly poetry, spoken word, and performance series in New York City, featured P&W-supported poet Beau Sia on September 22. Inspired Word founder and producer Mike Geffner (whose journalistic work has appeared in USA Today, Details Magazine, and the Village Voice) describes the evening.

More

M. L. Liebler's Thursday in the D

Read more from Readings & Workshops Blog

Posted 10.31.11 by RW Blogger

Longtime P&W-supported sponsor and writer M. L. Liebler, author of fourteen books of poetry including The Moon A Box, which received the 2005 Patterson Poetry Award of Excellence, blogs about curating and hosting Wayne State University's Thursdays in the D in Detroit, Michigan.

More